Climate Vulnerable Forum's special envoy Abul Kalam Azad has been appointed as a commissioner of "Global Commission on BiodiverCities by 2030" of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
The WEF is collaborating with the Government of Colombia on the new global initiative that will support city governments, businesses and citizens around the world to create an urban development model that is in harmony with nature.
Abul Kalam Azad is one of the 25 representatives including world-renowned experts and practitioners from the public and private sectors, academia and civil society, who are attached with the commission.
The new initiative is aimed at creating over $3 trillion in business opportunities and create 117 million jobs by 2030.
The BiodiverCities by 2030 initiative combines the latest research with practical solutions in the service of sustainable, inclusive and nature-positive urban development.
The Global Commission on BiodiverCities will advise on the development of a shared concept, framework and forward-looking perspective to integrate cities with nature.